Baby orangutans smuggled in a suitcase are returned home to Sumatra

Two infant orangutans that were confiscated from smugglers by Malaysian authorities in July were returned to Sumatra on Tuesday.

An estimated one-year-old Sumatran orangutan looks out from inside a cage upon arrival at Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday.

An estimated one-year-old Sumatran orangutan looks out from inside a cage upon arrival at Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday. Image by AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara

The orangutans will undergo a rehabilitation program to prepare them for eventual release into the wild.

The animals arrived at Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

An estimated one-year-old Sumatran orangutan eats oranges inside a cage upon arrival at Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday.

An estimated one-year-old Sumatran orangutan eats oranges inside a cage upon arrival at Kuala Namu International Airport in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday. Image by AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara

The orangutans had been stuffed into a suitcase in July and were discovered, reports the Malay Mail Online. They were saved from being sold as pets.

Four men were arrested for possessing the critically endangered primates.

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